UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Economics is a world-class academic department with a commitment to research excellence. The Economics MRes + MPhil/PhD aims to attract, educate and develop students of the highest academic calibre. Our graduates are employed by the world?s foremost academic, international and governmental institutions. Economics has an outstanding international reputation in the areas of game theory, fiscal policy, econometrics, applied microeconomics, development and labour economics.

The department is a global leader in policy-oriented research, with members directing and holding senior positions in research centres involved in policy design and evaluation. This reflects the high quality of policy-relevant academic research being undertaken by staff, and the excellent research and teaching environment for graduate students. This research excellence is matched by the department's provision of a stimulating, intellectual and supportive research environment including state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated PhD research wing, complete with desk space for all MPhil and PhD candidates.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £5,210 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £5,210 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £20,170 Overseas Fees
7 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £2,605 Home Fees
7 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £2,605 European Fees
7 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £10,150 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants must have a Master?s degree in Economics or closely related subject with distinction-level performance. Applicants must demonstrate that they are qualified to proceed to research work. The GRE General Test is a required part of the application, except for applicants with an Economics MSc from UCL or those currently enrolled on the UCL Economics MSc programme.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 69 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?merit? in all components; overall mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 70% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100